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Recruiting Roundup: 4-star 2017 point guard Matt Coleman receives Duke offer

Duke’s coaching staff is not taking a break on the recruiting trail during Labor Day Weekend with the start of official practice less than a month away.

Four-star point guard Matt Coleman tweeted Saturday afternoon that he received a scholarship offer from the Blue Devils, and Duke offered Zion Williamson—ESPN’s No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2018—earlier in the week.

Coleman is the fourth Class of 2017 point guard to earn an offer from Duke, joining five-star prospects Trae Young and Quade Green and four-star talent Tremont Waters. Coleman is ESPN’s 27th-ranked player in the class, but 247sports analysts predict the Norfolk, Va., native will decide to play at Texas. Coleman won a gold medal playing for Longhorns’ head coach Shaka Smart at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Chile in July.

The Blue Devils are still expected to be one of the leading contenders to land Green, but Young cut Duke from his list in July and Waters is expected to go to Indiana or Connecticut.

Williamson became the fifth player Duke has offered in the Class of 2018. News of the offer was first reported Tuesday by’s Corey Evans.

Analysts at 247sports predict that the Blue Devils have a good chance to land the 6-foot-7 swingman, who starred at the Elite 24 AAU tournament in August and showed off his athleticism by winning the dunk contest at the showcase.


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